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The second largest conifer family with 19 genera, most of which have less than five species. The majority of species are found in tropical highlands of the southern hemisphere, especially in Malesia and the southwest Pacific.
One species, Parasitaxus usta is a parasite that only occurs on the roots of another podocarp, Falcatifolium taxoides in New Caledonia.
There are 93 taxa in the category – Podocarpaceae:
Endemic to humid forests in New Caledonia where it is has a widespread distribution. The population t has been impacted by mining activities and fires.
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Endemic to Viti Levu, the largest island in the Republic of Fiji, where it is known from 5 localities with an estimated total population of about 200 individuals… Read full species entry >
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Native to Tanzania, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo occurring as a co-dominant or emergent tree in seasonal swamp forest on or near floodplains. It is highly valued for its timber.… Read full species entry >
Endemic to the west central African country of São Tomé and Príncipe where it occurs on a single mountain on São Tomé. Here it is threatened by deforestation.… Read full species entry >
Occurs in Tanzania and Kenya where it is under severe threat from illegal logging for its extremely valuable wood; fire is also a threat.… Read full species entry >
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A widespread species from Malesiana and New Guinea. In some parts of its range logging and forest clearance have reduced its area of occupancy to the xtent that it has been assessed as Near Threatened.… Read full species entry >
Only found in five localities in Peninsular Malaysia where the main threats are fire and tourism… Read full species entry >
Native to Malaysia but restricted to a few locations in Sabah and Sarawak where the main threat is from selective logging.… Read full species entry >
One of four species of Dacrydium endemic to New Caledonia where it has an extremely restricted distribution and is Critically Endangered due to fire, tourism and flooding.… Read full species entry >